TU/e-DC3: Design for Digital-Physical Interaction and Behavior Change for Sustainable Cities

Supervisors: Dr. Malte Wagenfeld and Prof. Regina Bernhaupt

Project 1: Design Interventions

Through a design research approach this project explores how interaction should be designed when it comes to digital twins of cities. A key focus point is to understand how to evoke behavior change when it comes to sustainability and how to design interventions in this design space. Combining data-driven design processes and visualizing societal related information including user experience data and analysis for different stakeholders is key of this design led technical PhD topic. With case studies from the Municipality of Eindhoven and other stakeholders in the Netherlands as well as Australia, the goal is to investigate how to show societal relevant information) in digital twins and how to design for the interaction of physical and digital.
Your goal in the PhD is to contribute to Design as a discipline and to be educated as a Designer.

 

Project 2: Tools for Designers

Through a design research approach this project explores how interaction should be designed when it comes to digital twins of cities. A key focus point is to understand how to evoke behavior change when it comes to sustainability. Based on a data-driven process you establish the technical framework to enable visualizations for stakeholders and contribute to the field of design, by establishing a tool for designers that supports them in their design process. With case studies from the Municipality of Eindhoven and other stakeholders in the Netherlands as well as Australia, the goal is to investigate how such design tools can be used by stakeholders to support designers when it comes to interaction design of physical and digital from a technical oriented perspective.
Your contribution is on tools for designers and your goal is to be educated as a Designer.

 

Project 3: Methods and Impact Measurement

With a strong background in evaluation methods and a clear understanding on measuring impact of design solutions for society you explore how to establish an evaluation framework investigating the impact of digital twins in cities on a societal level.
A key focus point is to understand how to evaluation methods have to be combined to show the impact of the introduction of digital twins in such an eco-system. This can be based on case studies from the Municipality of Eindhoven and other stakeholders in the Netherlands as well as Australia.
Your contribution is to understand the eco-system of the deployment of digital twins and how to set-up evaluations and define key criteria that can be used to measure impact of such solutions on society.
Your contribution is on how to change design process in terms of impact measurement and your goal is to be educated as a Designer.

Reference

TU/e-DC3

Research Areas

Design, Human-computer interaction

Research Host

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

PhD awarding institution/s

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands and RMIT University, Australia

Location

Netherlands

Status

Open Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Dr. Malte Wagenfeld and Prof. Regina Bernhaupt

PhD awarding institution/s

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands and RMIT University, Australia

Location

Netherlands

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Dr. Carmen Mendoza Arroyo, Prof. Esther Charlesworth and Dr. Apen Ruiz Martinez (Project 1)

PhD awarding institution/s

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jesus Cerquides and Associate Prof. Jeffrey Chan and Dr. Azadeh Alavi.

PhD awarding institution/s

Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain and RMIT  University, Australia

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains

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